Outdoor adventure is waiting for you in and around Rock Hill…from hiking trails to swimming pools and playgrounds. What will you discover?
Neversink Unique Area
Visit the Neversink Unique Area (also known as the Neversink Gorge) and step into 4,881 acres of natural beauty.
What You Can Do: Hike, Fish, Kayak, Canoe, Birdwatch
Location: From Rock Hill, you can access the Neversink Unique area from Katrina Falls Road and Wolf Lake Road. There are access points and trails in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburgh. Want to reach the Neversink River? Edwards Road offers an easy on/off for fishing and kayaking. However, Katrina Falls Road and Wolf Lake Road require more hiking to reach the Neversink River. Camping is not allowed.
Town of Thompson Park
The 150-acre Town of Thompson Park features one of Sullivan County’s newest playgrounds plus a pool, pavilions, and more. Looking for an outdoor location to host your next reunion or party? Sites are available for rent. The Town also hosts a summer day camp for children.
Amenities: Hiking Trails, Swimming Pool, Restrooms, Playground, 2 Pavilions, Community Building, BBQ Pit
What You Can Do: Hike, Swim, Play, Host a Private Event, Kid’s Day Camp
Location: Access off Old Liberty Road
Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area
Did you know that Rock Hill is located near one of the largest wetlands in Southeastern New York State? In the 1970s, the NYSDEC installed a permanent dam to create habitat for wood ducks and black ducks. Today, this tranquil wildlife habitat, bird conservation site, and outdoor recreation area is open to the public.
Amenities: Hiking Trails, Boat Launch (Trailered and Hand), Observation Tower
What You Can Do: Hike, Fish, Kayak, Canoe, Birdwatch
Location: Just south of Wurtsboro, between Route 209 and South Road
Wolf Brook Multiple Use Area
The Wolf Brook Multiple Use Area is 585 acres adjacent to the Neversink Unique Area. Take a hike, go fishing, or stay the night as camping IS permitted! The two trails, Wolf Brook Road and Powerline Road, are wide and relatively flat.
Amenities: Hiking Trails
What You Can Do: Hike, Camp, Bike, Fish, Snowshoe, Horseback Ride
Location: The Wolf Brook MUA is adjacent to the Neversink Unique Area Trail System. The “Yellow Trail” can be accessed from both the Katrina Falls Rd Access (Neversink Unique Area) and the Wolf Brook MUA.
The Catskill Park is a 700,000-acre forested wilderness area located within four counties: Sullivan, Delaware, Greene, and Ulster. Created in 1904, the park contains the nearly 300,000-acre Catskill Forest Preserve within its boundaries. This area has been a popular tourist destination since the early 1900s, particularly in the 1950s and 60s when it was home to many large family resorts.
What You Can Do: Scenic Drives, Hike, Fish, Ski, Snowshoe, Kayak, Canoe, Birdwatch
Amenities: Hiking Trails, 5 Fire Towers, Interpretive Center
Upper Delaware River Region
Did you know that the headwaters of the 330-mile long Delaware River are in the Catskills? It’s longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi, and is fed by more than 216 tributaries. More than 15 million people get their drinking water from this beautiful river, which is also home to fish and wildlife – including bald eagles.
What You Can Do: Hike, Fish, Camp, Swim, Raft, Kayak, Canoe
Location: The main entrance is located in Beach Lake, PA but there are many access points throughout the area.
Learn More! National Park Website for the Delaware River Region >>
Native American History
The Lenni Lenape tribe made their home in this region along the banks of the Delaware at one time. The Battle of Minisink also occurred here, a significant battle during the Revolutionary War. Check out the 57-acre Minisink Battleground Park, located in Highland, NY and found on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s open to the public year-round.
The Shawangunk Ridge – characterized by striking white cliffs – is 50 miles long, from Port Jervis to Rosendale, with a portion stretching through the center of Sullivan County and the Village of Wurtsboro. Located north of the Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area, it also features the Roosa Gap Forest Preserve and the Wurtsboro Ridge Forest Preserve. The 41-mile Shawangunk Ridge Trail (SRT) starts at High Point State Park in New Jersey. The Shawangunk Ridge is also known for rock climbing and features ice caves found in Ulster County. Many easier trails follow old rail beds or carriage roads, though others are more challenging.
Fallsburg Rails to Trails
Located just down the road from Rock Hill, the Fallsburg Rails to Trails offer nice, easy hiking or biking for all levels. The Fallsburg O&W Rail Trail includes segments from Mountaindale to Woodridge and from Woodridge to the Neversink River. The trail is well-maintained and on level terrain with flowerbeds, a variety of views, and wetlands with excellent areas for bird-watching. Highlights include a Visitor’s Center in Mountaindale with a display of historical railway photographs, artifacts, a new scale train sculpture, rest areas and stretching equipment.
The TrailKeeper website has up-to-date, detailed information on hiking trails in and around Rock Hill. This user-friendly website can help you select a hiking trail that meets your abilities. Learn about safety tips, and map out your visit to a nearby hiking trail. Find news about upcoming events, activities, and more.
Love to golf? The Town of Thompson and Sullivan County have world-renowned golf courses for you! Whether you are an expert or just starting out, get outdoors and enjoy a round of golf on one of our lush greens. The Sullivan Hotel in Rock Hill also offers a ‘Play and Stay’ Package.
Discover Lake Living
Rock Hill and the Town of Thompson are home to vibrant country lake communities such as Wanaksink Lake, Wolf Lake, Emerald Green Lake Community, Lake Lousie Marie, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, plus a number of smaller lake communities. Visit for the day, or consider making your home here. Contact a realtor to learn more!
Rock Hill Playground
In 2014, The Rock Hill Business and Community Association and the Rock Hill Fire Dept. created a playground. This effort was supported through Sullivan Renaissance, volunteers, and fundraising. As a result, the Rock Hill community now has a playground for families and friends to enjoy! The playground offers swing sets and other equipment. It’s open from dusk to dawn for Rock Hill Fire District residents.
Amenities: Softball and Soccer Fields, Playground, Space for Walking
What You Can Do: Enjoy the playground, join a softball or soccer league, join other community members and volunteer to keep the park in beautiful shape!
Location: 61 Glen Wild Road, Rock Hill NY
Let’s Play! >>